From the Start Menu page, click on the dropdown menu under the "Change your license information and manage relationships" category.
Click "Change/Verify Contact Information" and click "Select".
Read the information on the "Change/Verify Contact Information" introduction page and click “Next”.
Update contact information and “Place of Business” (business physical) address on the Contact Information page and click "Next".
Verify contact information on the Application Summary page and click “Submit”.
On the Statement of Applicant page, select "Yes" to certify the address information is accurate and correct, and click "Next" to process the request.
What happens if a license holder is convicted of a crime?
If a license holder is convicted of a felony or a criminal offense involving fraud it is a violation of section 1101.652(a)(1) of the License Act.This section gives the Commission authority to suspend or revoke a license holder that has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or has been convicted of a felony or any criminal offense that involves fraud (including misdemeanors).The Commission does not have the authority to revoke or suspend a license holder that has been only charged or accused of committing a felony or criminal offense that involves fraud.A license holder is required to notify the Commission not later than the 30th day after the final conviction or the entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. Failing to timely notify may result in more severe or further disciplinary action.All license holders’ criminal backgrounds are rechecked upon renewal, however, this does not excuse a license holder from notifying the Commission not later than the 30th day after the final conviction.
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512-936-3000 (TREC) or 512-936-3001 (TALCB)
Contact Center Hours:
Monday through Friday, 7 AM to 6 PM
Financial Division and Purchasing: 512-936-3551
Executive Division: 512-936-3788
Public Information Requests: 512-936-3798
Texas Real Estate Commission
PO Box 12188
Austin, TX 78711-2188
Texas Real Estate Commission
Stephen F Austin Building
1700 N. Congress Ave., Suite 400
Austin, TX 78701
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Under Rules 535.154 and 535.155 (effective May 15, 2018), an advertisement is defined as “any form of communication by or on behalf of a license holder designed to attract the public to use real estate brokerage services and includes, but is not limited to, all publications, brochures, radio or television broadcasts, all electronic media including email, text messages, social media, the Internet, business stationery, business cards, displays, signs and billboards." An advertisement does not include a communication from a license holder to the license holder's current client.
A licensed TREC inspector is not required to use the promulgated form or the Standards of Practice when inspecting property other than one to four family residential. A TREC licensed inspector may perform inspections on commercial property, as long as no other laws prohibit the inspector from doing so (please check with the Texas Board of Professional Engineering to determine when a Professional Engineer license is required). All inspections would be subject to §1102.301 et seq. of the License Act (Subchapter G, Prohibited Acts), as well as 22 TAC § 535.220, Professional Conduct and Ethics.
The formation of a real estate contract requires "consideration" for the contract to be binding. In general, the buyer's promise to buy and seller's promise to sell is consideration. Although the TREC contract forms include a provision for the deposit of earnest money, if the buyer fails to deposit the earnest money the buyer is considered in default of the contract, and the other party may then exercise the remedies under paragraph 15 of the contract. However, TREC is unable to make a determination as to whether your contract is binding. You should discuss the validity of your contract with a private attorney. Once a binding agreement has been created, a license holder handling the check must deposit the earnest money in a timely fashion in accordance with the contract terms. In addition, a license holder’s failure to deposit the earnest money within a reasonable time is a violation of §1101.652(b)(30) of TRELA.
No. The person who made the referral and received cash would be considered an unlicensed person engaged in the business of real estate brokerage [TRELA §1101.351(a)] and could be subject to administrative penalties and criminal charges. The license holder who offers to or actually pays cash to an unlicensed person for a referral is subject to disciplinary action. [TRELA §1101.652(b)(11) & (26)] However, a license holder may compensate an unlicensed person from a foreign country or state that does not require a license to engage in real estate brokerage activities, if the person otherwise complies with the law of the foreign country and practices there as a real estate broker. [Rule 535.131(b)]